Democratic Super-PAC Targets Steve Southerland
The leading Democratic super-PAC has already set its sights on U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City.
House Majority PAC listed Southerland as one of 10 they are targeting as vulnerable incumbent Republicans in 2014, with the focus on those holding competitive seats.
“In 2012, House Majority PAC built a strong record of success and in 2013 we are ready to hit the ground running to hold these Republicans accountable and communicate with swing voters about their extreme records and backward priorities,” Alixandria Lapp, executive director of House Majority PAC, stated in a release.
“Whether it’s supporting the end of Medicare as we know it, backing tax cuts for the wealthy, working to roll back the clock on women’s rights or opposing stem-cell research, these Republicans are simply out of step with the districts they represent. House Majority PAC will work to ensure voters know the truth.”
The PAC spent about $36 million last year and intends to individually tailor plans for each district using broadcast and social media.
The others targeted by House Majority PAC are: Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Mike Coffman, R-Colo., Gary Miller, R-Calif., Rodney Davis, R-Ill., Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., Joe Heck, R-Nev., David Joyce, R-Ohio, and John Kline, R-Minn.
Southerland, in regaining his seat after redistricting made the Panhandle district more Democratic, received 52.7 percent of the vote against Al Lawson last year.